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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: -
Total: 15 riders
 

Mountain Biking City Of Rocks

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#176 of 279 mountain bike trails in New Mexico
#9,576 in the world

Fun for the whole family. Several miles of groomed single track that any skill level can enjoy. You can make this ride easy or difficult with different connections, out and backs and loops. The rocks are open for slick-rock style riding. No marking but can't get lost. Just make your ride among the huge boulders. There is a new book on all the bouldering routes for climbers. Trail maps are available at the parking lot. National bouldering meets have been held here. Excellent star watching. It's your fault if you get bored here. Feb. 2013 saw the completion of a 1.7 mile out and back to the top of the mesa. There is some hike-a-bike on the way up, but a great view and easy ride back down. Tire sealant strongly suggested.

First added by Tim_Davis on Dec 16, 2009. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Twenty miles south of Silver City on Hwy #180. Turn east on Hwy #61 to City of Rocks State Park. There is a $5 vehicle fee for day use or $10/night for dry camping. Park is open year round
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Silver City, New Mexico

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  • Christopher M   ✓ supporter
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    The 5 mile outer trail is pretty tame, wide and mostly loose gravel but great views. The 1.56 mile trail to the observation point is challenging with some sections of hike a bike. The ride down is great which brings us to the slick rock which is really fun to play around on. It is a State park and there is a $5 entry fee that is paid by envelope or at the Ranger station.

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  • jimyork
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    fine riding with endless possibilities in the square mile of slickrock among giant boulders, a 5 mile gentle but fun loop for warmup & cool-down, and a challenging climb to a mesa top with great views

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  • jimyork
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    fine riding with endless possibilities in the square mile of slickrock among giant boulders, a 5 mile gentle but fun loop for warmup & cool-down, and a challenging climb to a mesa top with great views

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  • Dirty_Mike
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    Piss off TreyGL6, this trail system can be ridden all day long, all year long! It's fun, fast, smooth, rocky, and is set among the best scenery you'll find in the Southwest! I rate it higher because of these features. Well made trails are few and far between in the desert. And you don't have to worry about thorns either.

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  • TreyGL6
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    First and foremost...this is a hiking trail...not a berm to be had in sight! Sand, loose, no features...Boring!!! The Rocks are cool. That's it!

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  • Tim_Davis
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    Great Sunday afternoon ride with the family or can be a good workout. Trails have been groomed for mountain biking. There are sections that will challenge all skill levels. The park has a lot to offer for those who want to picnic, rock climb, hike, bike, etc.

    * Review edited 5/9/2011

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